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Getting Started

Welcome to LecturePanda! This guide gives step-by-step instructions to help you create and facilitate the best lecture experience through LecturePanda.

1. Create your first Lecture

Log in to your LecturePanda account and navigate to Lectures > Add Lecture


Fill in your lecture details and click "Save".



Click here for an in-depth guide on adding lecture details.

2. Set up Your Registration Security (Optional)

Set any registration restrictions for the lecture based on time frame, email address, or special code.



Click here for an in-depth guide on Registration Security.

3. Choose Payment Options

LecturePanda integrates with many payment processors to allow you to collect fees from your participants via any major credit card as they register. Our recommended payment processor is (a secure third party payment processor, similar to PayPal) since using them will also give you access to our marketplace features. In this guide, we'll use Stripe to process the credit card payments and deposit the funds directly into the bank account specified. However, you would follow similar steps with any of the other supported payment processors. If you don’t yet have a Stripe account, it only takes a few minutes to create an account.

After setting up your Stripe account, connect it to your LecturePanda account. Navigate to your Global Settings > Stripe > Add Stripe Account


You will be taken to the page where you can sign into your Stripe account. Follow the instructions on this page. You will need to provide a routing number and account number for your bank. This is where money earned will be deposited.

You will then be redirected back to your LecturePanda Account Page. You can verify your Stripe and LecturePanda accounts are linked by navigating to Stripe in Global Settings again.

Connect Stripe to Your Lecture

Once you have a Stripe account connected to LecturePanda, you can enable this payment option on the Lecture by doing the following:

  1. Go to the Lecture you want to enable payments on.
  2. Select the "Payments" section on the left.
  3. Create/Edit a Pricing Rule
  4. Use the "Select Payment Gateway" field to select your account.


Click here for an in-depth guide on creating Pricing Rules.

4. Select Registration Types

Each lecture can have multiple "types" of participants called "Registration Types". Registration Types offer the follow flexibility:

  • Each registration type has a different registration form. This means that you can ask different questions to different types of participants. For example, you could collect a student ID number from a "Student" registration type and a driver's license number and a date of birth from a "Non-Student" registration type.
  • Each registration type can have its own set of quizzes/surveys defined.
  • Each registration type can have its own set of credits available to claim.
  • When collecting fees, each registration type can have a different price.
  • Registration types can be grouped on the registration report.

LecturePanda provides some default registration types so you can get started quickly. Navigate to the "Details" tab on the left and enter your Registration Types in the "Select Registration Types" field.


You can also create your own customized Registration Types so LecturePanda fits exactly with your needs.


Click here for an in-depth guide on creating additional Registration Types.

5. Add Your Speakers

Adding speakers to your lecture gives your presenters the ability to access the Audience Response System.

To add a Speaker, navigate to the "Speakers" tab on the left and click the "Add Speaker" button.


After clicking "Save", you will be asked if you would like the speaker to be notified via email. This sends the Speaker a 'welcome email' with a link to the Audience Response portal.


Click here for an in-depth guide on adding speakers and the Audience Response portal.

6. Add Credits to Your Lecture

Define the credits and certifications that can be awarded to your attendees upon completion.

Navigate to the "Credits" tab on the left, and click the "Add Credit" button.


After creating your credit, you will see it listed in the Credits tab for the respective lecture.


Click here for an in-depth guide on creating Credits.

7. Add a Quiz or Survey

LecturePanda allows you to create quizzes and surveys that are associated with your lectures.

Navigate to the "Quizzes" tab on the left, and click the "Add Quiz" button.


Enter all relevant quiz information and questions and select when participants should take this quiz.


Click here for an in-depth guide on creating Quizzes.

8. Upload Learning Materials

Add files and videos for your participants to access.

Navigate to the "Materials" tab on the left to begin adding files and videos to your lecture.



Click here for an in-depth guide on adding materials.

9. Publish the Lecture

LecturePanda allows you to publish your lectures into a catalog. Each catalog has a public listing of all the lectures. Catalogs can also be configured to automatically send reminder emails about upcoming lectures to participants.

Navigate to the "Publication" tab on the left and add the lecture to any Publications by clicking "Published". If there are currently no Publications, you can create one by clicking the "Add Catalog" button and filling out the catalog information.


Now that you have a Publication with at least one Lecture in it, you can embed your Publication on your website so participants can register for your lectures. Click the "</>" button next to the Publication to access your embed links.




Click here for an in-depth guide on Publications.

Reminder emails are automatically generated for upcoming lectures in a catalog. The reminder emails are generated based upon the "Reminders" setting for the catalog. If you have a "Flyer" file attached to the lecture it will be included as an attachment in the reminder email.

The emails list for the reminders for each catalog can be found here. Once there, look for the distribution list with the same name as the Publication. Emails can be deleted or added to the distribution list from here. Additionally, participants can subscribe to reminder emails on the catalog's public listing page.